Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY ~ PROJECT UPDATE! ~ VINTAGE CHINA MOSAICS AND AUTUMN WREATHS

Long time no blog! I miss you all very much! I hope this post finds everyone doing well and filled with love, good health and much happiness!

I'm joining Show and Tell Friday, hosted by the fabulous and creative Cindy of My Romantic Home. You should pop over to her post and see the other lovely and creative participants!

I know, I know, I'm a bit early for Show and Tell Friday, but I'm working around a tight schedule here! haha!

Ok, so here is some of what I've been up to! I've been creating (html coding) templates for ebay and they are finally finished. Other than a new header, my ebay template has the same background as my blog page. The header came out fabulous!

I will be positing some listings on ebay this coming friday. Here is a sneak preview of what I will be listing.

Some pretty cottage mosaic creations....




...and couple of autumn wreaths....



I am still trying to tweak my webpage so I can get it up and running (and save myself some ebay fees).

I've started to mosaic the other side table, got the border and focal on the top and the focal placed on the shelf...here's a peek....



I thought by now I'd be able to show you a photo of my "widget" prototype. I had a meeting a couple of weeks ago with a fellow who showed me that we need to redesign the "widget" to make it more cost effective to manufacture. *sigh* So back to the drawing board we go a tweaking. When it is finalized and the patent has been filed, I'll be able to give you a sneak preview!

So that's it for now. I have been (quietly) going around and visiting everyone from time to time (making sure ya'll behave yourselves! *wink*). I hope you haven't given up on me! I will be back as often as time permits!

Don't forget to pop over to Cindy at My Romantic Home for list of other participants! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs to all!

41 comments:

grannyann said...

I have missed your beautiful mosaics and what you showed today is beautiful. Also love the wreaths.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Tina, I have indeed missed your company, altho I knew you must be ever so busy. I am so pleased that you are back and blogging. I love what you are doing and I don't blame you, ebay fees are killers for sure. I haven't listed there in over a month now....Char

stefanie said...

love them, why don't you sell on etsy, the fee is low, your treasures are so gorgeous!

NicNacManiac said...

Tina....Thanks for visiting!! I've missed you so!! I do hope you are in a better place, I know how hard the getting back is as I have been off since April...I know..it's a long time!! Best of luck with your new venture and have fun creating your beautiful treasures!! So glad to hear from you!!
Big Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

Sue said...

Tina, Your completed mosaic table is so beautiful, and the other will be just as pretty when done. It is amazing how much work goes into selling online, from what I read. Is Etsy any better than using e-Bay?

Thanks for stopping by my post on the furniture market. It was so much fun to see all the new introductions in accessories and furniture. And thanks for your nice comment on my new door basket.

hugs, Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Tina, your beautiful presence has been missed in the Land of Blog, but it looks like you have been a busy bee. Beautiful things! You need to get a feature in one of the magazines like, "Romantic Homes."

Love to you and all the best with this endeavor!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Candy said...

You have been on my mind for several weeks now. Knew that I hadn't seen your around but...well I have no excuse for not checking on you. Was just returning a visit from someone and there you were. POPPED over, I did, and my but you have had a bit of life happening. I will be praying for things to happen and look forward to you riding the TOP of the wave soon. Congrats for your son and I wish him a great launch to his life. Hope your mom is doing better and sorry to hear of about your Auntie.
Thursday Blessings and Ride 'em Cowgirl!!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

I have a table similar to yours that I SWEAR I am going to do the same thing, but I can't find any dishes! I'm still on the look out though, and am NOT giving up! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary said...

Hey Tina, I was wondering where you were! Glad you're back and that things are going well...LOVE your mosaics, especially the birdhouse and the cake stands and the end tables...oh, just everything is beautiful. Those ebay fees are horrible, so I hope you get everything worked out. Looking forward to your next post!

Blessings,
Mary

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

You have been busy! It's all so gorgeous!! I LOVE those cake stands!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Tina you continue to amaze me with your lovely mosaics!! I am so curious about you "widget". That has got to be exciting to be on the verge of manufacturing your own little gadget!

My father in law was so funny- when he saw the painter roller gadget that would pump the paint into the roller from the can so you wouldn't have to load it all the time he said that he wished he would have patented that idea as he came up with it years ago. He had several other oughta patents- He would say "just think how famous and rich I would be now!"

But you are actually doing it!! Good for you!

blessings
mary

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love all your mosaics.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Love your mosaics. Very pretty colors.
Blessings,
Rebekah

Mrs Twins said...

I'm taking part in Show and Tell.Just to say your mosaics are really pretty. I love the wreaths too. Hope you'll visit me.
Hugs Sue.

Sheila said...

Great Mosaics Tina.. All of it is dreamy.. thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm not much on mosaic [tho I must say I love the colors you've used] but the wreaths are so darling!!! I love the one with the owl best of all.


Mine today is just a sketch I drew. [along with a little worksheet share for a simple craft project....AND links to my photos of the trip to the zoo!!! LOL ---a busy post.]

Click HERE

Have a glorious Friday, and super weekend.!!

Susan said...

The mosaic items are lovely.
Susan

Mary said...

What beautiful mosaics! I'm a china lover so it is just a little hard to think of all the broken dishes that go into them, but they sure are beautiful... :)

Dru said...

Tina, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comment. I haven't been out and about much myself. Your creations are just beautiful - I've wanted to try my hand at mosaic for quite awhile and have been collecting. I have a counter top I'd like to do - I know, you'd think I'd start with something small - but no... Your work is such an inspiration - maybe soon. Have a great weekend!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Tina,
So happy you're back! We've missed you. Love all your mosaics and looking forward to seeing more. Have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beansieleigh said...

Tina, your work is as beautiful as always!! Looking forward to seeing your new webpage! Have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

The Watts Family said...

Wow you did a wonderful Job those are absolutely beautiful ~Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather ;D

Beverly said...

Tina, we have missed you. And, you've been so busy.

Everything is lovely, and I am in love with the cake stands.

Leann said...

What great mosaics! I love how you make things come together!

Have a great weekend!
Leann

LDH said...

Hi Tina! So nice to meet you through Show & Tell! My heart has always loved pretty mosaic pieces and your are just lovely!

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Michelle said...

What a lovely collection of projects! You are amazingly talented.I'll take one of each please! Stop by for a visit soon!
Michelle

Blue Creek Chic At BCH said...

The mosaic pieces are absolutely gorgeous.
It's good to have you back!
Rhonda

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I am so happy I found your blog. I love your mosaics! They are absolutely beautiful. Now I have to find your eBay page so I can bring some of your beauties into my home.I also noticed that you have a matroyshka collection. My husband is from Russia and I have amassed a huge collection of Russian things.... mostly from eBay! Thanks so much for sharing! -April

Tamera said...

That owl in the wreath is so cute!
Thanks for stopping by for show and tell:)

Tamera@doubledelight

Gattina said...

Beautiful things you have created, I love the autumn wreaths !

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Tina; How nice to see you back,, have missed you... I love your Mosaic's they are just beautiful... the two tables are so pretty... Love your work.... Have a great weekend... now don't stay away too long..

Hugs;
Alaura

Hélène Glehen said...

Charming, cute things, very pretty indeed. have a nice weekend :o)

Ginger said...

Your mosaics are just gorgeous! First time I've visited.

Mary said...

Hi Tina!
Welcome back! I have missed you!
Hope all is well by you.
Sounds and looks like you have been pretty busy. The mosaics are just beautiful, you never cease to amaze me with your talent!
So glad to "see" you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Mary :)

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Wow! Your mosaics are just fabulous...beautiful, truly. And you obviously have a gift for arranging wreaths...my gramma and mom do that too. Me? Um, not so much. That's something I will never excel in. Yours are stunning :O)
Thanks for popping over to my place!
peace.

Chari said...

Hi Tina...

Ohhh my...you have been a busy lady! What fabulous "pretties" you are creating! I love all of those lovely mosaic pieces...the tables are turning out beautifully! Thank you for sharing them with us today...

Warmest wishes,
Chari@Happy To Design

Couture de Papier said...

I want everyting!!

Violet said...

Your mosaics are so pretty! As is your blog. Love the background... ~ Violet

Marianne said...

Hi Tina,
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Wow, I love yours. I will have to take my time to read your posts and look at all the beautiful pics.
Bye,
Marianne.

Jean said...

Lovely mosaic work! Love the tables. Might have to give this a try someday. Jean

Charlene said...

Sorry I am late for Show & Tell, I had to take part in a Trade Day on Saturday & set up was on Friday... but, I love your mossiac work. The side tables are my favorite pieces! CUTE! Wish they would work at my house but, not since the master has all dark wood. Thank you for stopping by to see my cut crystal shakers.

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